Professor Ruth Stewart


Adj.Prof.Ruth Stewart is the National Rural Health Commissioner. She has been a Rural Generalist with Advanced Skills in obstetrics for over 30 years, has worked clinically in private practice and rural hospitals and clinics in south west Victoria and far north Queensland.

Ruth is a past president of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), and established the rural Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship for Deakin University school of medicine and was Director of Rural Clinical Training for James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry.

She was for twelve years a board member of ACRRM, for 8 years of Cape York and then Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, a board member of Regional Training organisations and of the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre. Ruth was awarded a PhD for her thesis “Lessons from the development of a maternity managed clinical network in a low volume rural context” by Flinders University in 2013.


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